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Meaning and name origin
Mac \mac\ as a boy's name is pronounced mak. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mac is "son of". Scottish and Irish surname prefix used as a given name or nickname. Mack is an ancient Scottish given name. See also Mackenzie, Maxwell, and Mc-.
For more information, see also the related boy name Maximilian.
Mac is a somewhat popular first name for males (#979 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25361 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mac for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mac and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mac, Mack, Mackenzie, Maximilian and Maxwell. (2015 statistics).
Mac is also pronounced similarly to Maik and Mick. Other suggested similar baby names are Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macy, Maks, Man, Mar, Marc, Mat, Max, Maxx, Maxy and Mays. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mac.
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